Are you eligible?

To be eligible for our program, you:

  • Must be age 16-24

  • Must have a challenge to employment or training, such as being and ex-offender

  • May need to meet income guidelines

  • Must be eligible to work in the U.S.

Studies show that young adults, age 16-24, who have been subject to the court system, struggle with these barriers to education and employment:

-Financial Insecurity-

The majority of ex-offenders are living in poverty, especially those ages 16-24. 

-Limited Job Availability-

The unemployment rate is 50% for those with criminal records.

-Fewer Job Options-

Only 12.5% of employers say they would hire someone with a criminal record.

-Inadequate Housing-

Many landlords and housing owners refuse to rent to ex-offenders. 

-Unreliable Transportation-

Many ex-offenders do not own a vehicle and struggle to find affordable transportation.

- Limited Education-

75% of ex-offenders did not complete high school.

Does this sound like you?

We may be able to help:

Job search tips for offenders

Discover your career path

Pay for school or training

Get on-the-job training

Create a resume

Fill out job applications

Prepare for interviews

Find a job

Assist with living expenses

Assist with transportation

Manage your money

Live in the present....

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